Successful is a word I hear all the time. When do you feel that you are successful in your life.
When we are children we are introduced to this word in many ways. In school with other children, parents giving compliements on our work, or friends and relatives giving you their view. As we grow up we want to be successful in education so we can get a good job. After we succeed this goal we pursue to get a good job. In this job we strive to do our best and get that promotion. Than we look for our soul mate who can complete us and make a better team. We seattle down in a home, buy a nice car, and have a family.But than we think of all of our success. We question our selves to see if we finish all of our goals. We start comparing with other people since we entered grade school. When we compare with others we feel we have not acomplished enough so we strive to do better. When are we better when we puchase the dream house, fancy cars, and money in the bank. At this point we can purchase anything we want and cost does not matter at all.
For me success is when I am satisfied and content with myself. I feel I am successful now. I may not have the dream house, many cars, or lots of money but I have a family. My success is raising well rounded children. I am myself in a good position. I am a freelance writer as well as a business owner. I am a patient person and I now I will succeed as far as I can go in this stage of my life. But in my mind I am already successful and what I am doing now is just the icing on cake.
So the question is when do you feel satisfied with your life.Self fullfilment comes to a person at different stages in life. This does not mean you should give up on your dreams or goals. Continue to pursue till you are satisfied with your achievements.
Success is an intresting word for many people. It all depends on you how you understand success. I have my view, what is your view on this topic.